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Versatile Volks|Licht Spot Just the Ticket for Tomoka
USA - The 800-seat Tomoka Christian Church in Florida, recently carried out a major technical upgrade to its new sanctuary, which included eight of GLP’s new Volks|Licht Spots and six impression X4 moving heads — supplied by distributors, AC Lighting.
The Church’s technical director, Shane Stanton, explains: "I wanted LED wash and profile fixtures to take the place of the discontinued and outdated arc based fixtures that were previously in the plans; they needed to be sufficiently bright and fit in the budget."
He added that had he not discovered the Volks|Licht Spots he was considering staying with an arc based system "since we could not find an LED fixture that could meet the criteria."
The LED engine, brightness, the build quality and price were all criteria set for the Volks|Licht Spot. "Also we knew, based on calculations, the 15° beam would work nicely in our auditorium with our lighting grid height," he continued.
With their small footprint, flexibility and lack of maintenance requirements, he could also see further advantages. "Compared to our older bigger fixtures, one person can easily change install or move these on the lighting grid."
The new LED heads have immediately taken up a versatile role within the church. "We use them mostly for effect, with haze, but have done some spotlight effects as well.
All this is well within the scope of a spot fixture that boasts a 300W RGB LED engine, which offers high output through an efficient optical system with clear gobo projection, even field distribution and smooth dimming without any colour shift.
AC Lighting supplied all the GLP fixtures along with a new Jands i3 lighting console, and included GLP’s increasingly popular impression X4 — from which the church is also deriving great benefit for washes and beam effects. This lightweight LED head features 19 RGBW high output LED’s and offers 7° to 50° zoom range, full colour mixing including CTC and customisable pixel patterns across its front face to provide even colour mixing across the beam at all angles.
Summing up, the Church’s TD confirms: "We have been continually impressed with both the Volks|Licht and the X4. The Volks|Lichts give us the brightness we are looking for, with the gobos and prism effects for some eye candy, and with the LED engine we wanted."
photos: Brendan Erazo
14th August 2014
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